Black Belt Books Digs Deeper Into Bruce Lee's Martial Art

The world's most highly regarded second-generation jeet kune do instructor unveils the strategies that honed his self-defense skills.

Jun 17, 2010, 11:17 ET from Black Belt

VALENCIA, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Second-generation JKD instructor Tim Tackett adds to his in-depth book series on jeet kune do with Chinatown Jeet Kune Do Volume 2: Training Methods of Bruce Lee's Martial Art. Building on JKD theories and concepts from the first volume, Tackett concentrates on practice and applications in this volume.

In Chinatown Jeet Kune Do Volume 2, Tackett makes the martial art work for individuals with a grab bag of drills guaranteed to enhance their proficiency in jeet kune do. There are 20 drills for the straight lead punch alone.

Chinatown Jeet Kune Do Volume 2 includes detailed photo sequences of diverse training methods and step-by-step instructions that will help readers develop JKD stances, footwork, attacks, defenses, strikes and kicks. It also features time-tested street drills that focus on individual techniques and helpful insights into JKD strategy and tactics for success in the ring and on the street.

Bruce Lee dreamed that jeet kune do would be an ever-evolving system that constantly adopted and discarded techniques based on their effectiveness. As a resource to new and longtime practitioners, Chinatown Jeet Kune Do Volume 2 gives readers an insider's view into the learning process that defines Lee's art of the intercepting fist.

Chinatown Jeet Kune Do Volume 2 is an essential book for anyone interested in the evolution of the JKD experience.

Chinatown Jeet Kune Do Volume 2: Training Methods of Bruce Lee's Martial Art

by Tim Tackett

$21.95 | Code 513

232 pgs. | color illustrations

ISBN: 978-0-89750-189-7

About the Author

Tim Tackett is the author of Chinatown Jeet Kune Do: Esssential Elements of Bruce Lee's Martial Art. Tackett began training in jeet kune do until 1971 when he joined Dan Inosanto's backyard class. Today, Tackett and those original students make up the who's who of modern jeet kune do.

About Black Belt

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